Fremont, CA

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Fremont Central Park featuring a garden and a lake or waterhole
Nature reserves and hilltop lookouts, historic architecture and a lively arts scene make this an interesting destination in the southeast of San Francisco Bay.

Picturesque Fremont combines a long history with outdoor recreation and a thriving arts scene. The city sits on the southeast banks of San Francisco Bay. Since its foundation in the late 18th century, Fremont has been a culturally diverse city and visitors can often hear locals conversing in many different languages.

Glimpse into Fremont’s early history at Mission San Jose. Founded in 1797, it is home to one of California’s oldest-surviving monasteries. See displays of colonial-era artifacts and look for the graves of notable Spanish settlers in the mission’s cemetery. Learn about Californian lifestyle in the 1840s at the Fremont Museum of Local History. Watch demonstrations of Victorian-era farming activities at the Ardenwood Historic Farm, a working farm established in the 19th century.

Visit Fremont Central Park, home to sports fields, a children’s playground and the breathtaking Lake Elizabeth. Relax with your family at the designated picnic areas, rent a paddle boat to explore the lake or follow a walking trail. The waterslides and pools at nearby Aqua Adventure Water Park are ideal for a day of family entertainment.

If you are feeling energetic then walk or bike the 12-mile (19-kilometer) long Alameda Creek Trail. The sign-posted track winds along the banks of Alameda Creek, from Fremont’s east hills to San Francisco Bay. Go to Mission Peak for more challenging hikes, paragliding tours and to enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Walk along nature trails to viewpoints. Bring a pair of binoculars to spot some of the more than 200 bird species.

Fremont’s multicultural population is showcased in its cultural events and culinary scene. Find Afghani, Indian and Japanese restaurants, among others. Browse the stalls of over 700 food, drink and artisan vendors during August’s Fremont Festival of the Arts.

Fremont is within easy reach of Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco’s international airports. Inner-city public transport is limited so it is worth renting a car to get around. Enjoy the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay onboard the Niles Canyon Railway, which runs between Fremont and Sunol.

Where to stay in Fremont

Motel 6 Fremont, CA - North
Motel 6 Fremont, CA - North
2 out of 5
34047 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA, 94555
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The price is $80 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this motel in Fremont. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.5/5 Good! (982 reviews)
"nice place to come stay awhile"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Motel 6 Fremont, CA - North
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fremont / Silicon Valley
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fremont / Silicon Valley
2.5 out of 5
46200 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA, 94538
The price is $100 per night from Jul 29 to Jul 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Fremont. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (971 reviews)
"We came here after we realized our booking at a different hotel wasn’t what we expected. The desk clerk was very nice. The rooms are pretty standard. Wasn’t wowed by them. 24hr locked side secure door was never locked. You don’t get house keeping during your stay unless you request it and even that ..."

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fremont / Silicon Valley
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
3 out of 5
3101 W Warren Ave, Fremont, CA, 94538
The price is $128 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fremont. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Friendly and helpful staff. Property is clean and smells fresh. Free breakfast is excellent!"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa Rosa : beautiful Spanish style home in Downtown Fremont ( Silicon Valley).
Villa Rosa : beautiful Spanish style home in Downtown Fremont ( Silicon Valley).
Fremont, CA
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Fremont. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Tesla Motors and Fremont Hub Shopping ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Wonderful Garden Vila
"Beautiful property with a lovely garden and outdoor space! Easy to get to and enjoy! The decor inside was inviting and the property had many places to unwind and relax with friends."

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Villa Rosa : beautiful Spanish style home in Downtown Fremont ( Silicon Valley).
Modern 5-Star Luxury Resort Style Vacation Home
Modern 5-Star Luxury Resort Style Vacation Home
Fremont, CA
Stay at this vacation home in Fremont. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Tesla Motors and Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Just as described
"We had a great time, and the location was perfect for us."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Modern 5-Star Luxury Resort Style Vacation Home
A beautiful mission San Jose Home
A beautiful mission San Jose Home
Fremont, CA
Stay at this vacation home in Fremont. Enjoy WiFi, 2 bathrooms, and 4 bedrooms. Popular attractions Tesla Motors and Olive Hyde Art Gallery are located nearby. ...
A beautiful mission San Jose Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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